Yuko Shimizu


Yuko Shimizu

Yuko Shimizu is an award-winning Japanese illus­trator based in New York and instructor at School of Visual Arts. Visually engaging, imag­i­native and provoca­tive, she creates a unique and alluring universe through her illus­trations.

Her work has appeared on The Gap shirts, Pepsi cans, VISA billboards, Apple, NIKE and Target ads, as well as on the book covers of Penguin, Scholastic, DC Comics, and on the pages of NY Times, Newsweek, Time, Rolling Stone, The New Yorker, WIRED and in many other publications.

In 2009, Yuko Shimizu was selected by News­week Japan for being one of “100 Japanese People The World Respects”, and she is nominated for the prestigious HUGO Award for Best Professional Artist 2019.